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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172008


  • 66,000 miles


While driving, the transmission light came on. I did nothing unusual, the problem just occurred while driving. It was very hard to take this is the first time it occurred. I own a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, 66,000 miles and I have a transmission problem. I have no warranty, and to fix it costs $1,500. I was trying to find the cost of a new transmission and realized from blogs about 02 Mountaineer and most Ford vehicles seem to have a transmission problem at about 55,000 miles. I would appreciate if you could investigate this occurrence because im not the only consumer with this problem.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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